West Brom fans are absolutely raging at Saturday’s shock announcement, as the club has parted ways with head coach Darren Moore.
The Baggies have sacked Moore, along with assistants Graeme Jones and Wayne Jacobs, a club statement confirmed on Saturday evening.
The statement cites losing ground on promotion rivals as the main reason for the decision, with the club now nine points behind Leeds United in second after grabbing just one point from their last three games.
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First, a 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield United launched the Blades well clear of the Hawthorns outfit, before a 4-0 hammering at Elland Road courtesy of Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds left them toiling well behind the three top contenders for automatic promotion.
Things didn’t go their way on Saturday either, as last-placed Ipswich rocked up to the Hawthorns and grabbed a 1-1 draw thanks to John Nolan’s second half strike.
However, you only have to look at Swansea City and Stoke City’s predicaments (they are 15th and 16th respectively) to see how well Moore has done steadying the ship after relegation.
Very rarely do teams comfortably bounce back up immediately after relegation, and it is usually the ones who chop and change managers that suffer the worst.
The Baggies are still fourth and the league’s second leading scorers, and the Twitter reactions down below are absolutely baffled…
I am totally devastated with this news. Perhaps all the “managers” in the ground today will be sending in their CV to Jenkins.
— Sandra Hughes (@phoenixbaggie) March 9, 2019
I’ve seen worse games than today, for me a “knee jerk” reaction. As Sandra said, perhaps all the fifa managers will be applying for the job. To be honest he’s not the first “good manager” to be sacked by the club. Pity they didn’t take the same view with Alan Pardew.
— Christine Slimm (@chrissies141) March 9, 2019
Football gone mad
— Kev Cook (@kevincook77) March 9, 2019
He’s done a bigger job at the Albion then he’s been given credit for
He’s had minimal backing financially
Change of personel galore
What you expect for 12 months work
He’s done wonders
What an absolute disgrace
Shocking by the club
— Richard Simon (@simonXavier2018) March 9, 2019
Absolute joke of a decision
— Cam (@CamHall13) March 9, 2019
Absolutely gutted, what a poor decision by the club
— Air Ethan (@Ethanwalker98) March 9, 2019
What an absolute joke of a football club.
— David Owens (@asoundreaction) March 9, 2019
Ridiculous decision, don’t deserve to go up now. Great way to treat a club legend!
— Dean Walker (@Dean_Walker_WFC) March 9, 2019